X100S - OVEREXPSURE WHEN SWITCHING CAMERA ON

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rex oneill
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X100S - OVEREXPSURE WHEN SWITCHING CAMERA ON
Apr 25, 2013

When i turn my camera on or press the shutter from sleep at a bright seen the image is majorly overexposed before settling down to correct exposure. i had a similar experience when using panasonic 17mm lens on ep2 body, apparently because the lens was faster than any olympus lens. my friend has a similar experience with his x100s. does anyone know the reason why... it's quite an annoying phenomenon and means i have missed several shots. otherwise i couldn't be happier. amazing camera and well worth the upgrade from the x100. thanks

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rex oneill
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In reply to rex oneill, Apr 25, 2013

is this the aperture dance associated with the x100? i never experienced it on my x100. thanks

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In reply to rex oneill, Apr 25, 2013

Happens to me as well (on occasion) .  I just assumed it took time for the camera to adjust to the sudden blast of light.

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In reply to NachoYogi, Apr 25, 2013

seems to me that this shouldn't be happening. i've missed quite a few shots waiting for the exposure to "settle down". It also makes a very feint noise when it's occurring. thanks

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In reply to rex oneill, Apr 25, 2013

I haven't heard the noise, but I agree it shouldn't be happening.

It would be good to hear if this is happening to others.

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In reply to NachoYogi, Apr 25, 2013

This happens to me too. Just figured it was another quirk to deal with

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In reply to chartno3, Apr 25, 2013

Happens to me too. It takes a long time to settle down the exposure when the shutter first opens. It would seem like it could be optimized a bit better.
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In reply to rex oneill, Apr 25, 2013

I guess that would explain why I thought a lot of my pictures were overexposed last weekend initially after turning the camera on.  I noticed the camera was trying to set a super high ISO of 1600 even when it was super bright outside.  I was using manual f/2.8, shutter of 1/500 and auto ISO.

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In reply to rex oneill, Apr 25, 2013

rex oneill wrote:

seems to me that this shouldn't be happening. i've missed quite a few shots waiting for the exposure to "settle down". It also makes a very feint noise when it's occurring. thanks

What if you use the OVF and turn on OVF Power Save, so that the default state of the camera is for it to sit there with the shutter slammed shut. Do you find that to be therapeutic?

Of course, if you do this you lose your live histogram, you might see higher shutter actuation counts (due to the fact that the shutter has to open each time you half-press to meter a scene) and other things. Life has its tradeoffs. And there will still be some startup delay no matter what. I don't have the 's', though, so I can't test it.

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In reply to BurpeesAreHard, Apr 26, 2013

I don't know what it might be but because mine does not do that I'd tend to think that it may have to do with something in the setup configuration of each camera.

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